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Catalog Number 10444-139
Title Button, Campaign, Terry Carpenter, Vote Carpenter US Senate
Object Name Button, Campaign
Description It is a red, white, and blue button, that says "Vote Carpenter U.S Senate." This button was for Terry Carpenter, known to some as "Terrible Terry." This button was called "Celluloid"(actually acetate)
COLORS: red, white, blue, silver, gold
Date 1960's-1970's
Year Range from 1960
Year Range to 1970
Culture American
Material Metal (tin), Ink, acetate
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Height (in) 1.25
Width (in) 1.25
Diameter (in) 4
People Carpenter, Terry
Search Terms Campaigns
History Terry Carpenter served as a U.S. Representative from 1933-1935. He was elected to the Unicameral in 1953, he served 1953-1955, 57-61, 63-74. He was elected mayor of Scottsbluff in 1947. He was on the ballot 19 times. He ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate Five times and for governor four times. Terry moved to Nebraska in 1916 and took over a gas station in Scottsbluff. He bought land southwest of Scottsbluff and created his own town, Terrytown. In 1956, while a delegate to the Republican National Convention, he nominated an unknown Joe Smith for vice president rather than Richard Nixon.
Credit line Robert C. Pettit, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Pettit, Robert C.
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